Chicago megatalent Mick Jenkins will release his The Healing Component project on September 23. The gutty, almost proto-blues BADBADNOTGOOD-driven reads as a sort of genreless hymn to real shit. We’re definitely on board.
The L.A.-based marine turned songwriter Avid Dancer is back with his first track since last fall’s 1st Bath LP in the form of “You Only Like Me With The Lights Out”. Dressed up in reverb and a subtly anthemic chorus hook, “You Only” is a very strong return.
Major songwriting talent George Cosby is following up his debut LP Human Touch with a new EP “A Savage Kiss”. Next track up from the EP is the high-drama piano-driven pop of “Juliet”, a track who’s ambition and bigness is equally matched to Cosby’s potent wail.
“Small Crimes” is London-based newcomer Nilüfer Yanya debut for the Blue Flowers label. Vocally potent and instrumentally interesting (the use of jazz-influenced chords, and the beautiful picked guitar melodies are particularly cool), it’s “Small Crimes” pacing and accomplished hold on emotive dynamics that really stands out. “Small Crimes” is out now.
The Detroit duo Gosh Pith spin a further stylistic swerve with the subtly head-noddin “In My Car”. GP play a string of primarily midwestern dates in October which are available for your perusal below (this includes a show in our hometown hood of Cleveland on October 12th at Mahall’s).
The L.A. hitmakers launch sharply syncopated return single “Move”. Saint Motel’s first new song in several months, the funky “Move” is propelled forward by some So-era Peter Gabriel-esque punch and a seemingly inexhaustible whirl of great hooky melodies. The Saintmotelevision LP is due October 21.